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29 April 2011 @ 07:39 pm
Prison Break - For Twenty-Four Hours  
Title: For Twenty-Four Hours
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: Prison Break
Characters: Michael (Michael/Sara, Lincoln)
Category: Het
Rating: G
Word Count: ~ 275
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: He has no regrets. (Post-series, non-epilogue compliant.)

Prompt by lizparker6: Michael/Sara, the day Michael Jr. was born (the whole day, 24 hours).
In my fanon/personal canon, Michael was not here at all the day Michael Jr. was born. I still don’t know exactly what happened after Miami Dade – fanon speaking – but in my mind, he didn’t meet up with Sara and Lincoln before a few months or even years. So... I dwelled on that.
Many thanks to tuesdaeschild for the read-through.

He has no regrets. Maybe in twenty-five or thirty years when he becomes a grand-father? Or way before that, when he shows up on Sara’s doorstep a few months from now, and she welcomes him with shock, watering eyes and a stinging slap, or possibly a punch, to his face? But today, he has no regrets. It’s all for the best – hide, keep a low profile, keep them safe.

He knows when Sara goes into labor. He knew right from the start that he wouldn’t be here for her, and that’s okay. He made a choice – the lesser of two evils – took a decision, and he clings to it for the greater good of everybody. Plus, Linc is with her, and Linc is more awesome in those circumstances than anyone would imagine.

It lasts. Hours and hours. Who would have thought that a child born of Sara Tancredi and Michael Scofield would have such a strong mind of his own and would get out of here when he decides it? Michael can hear Lincoln’s sarcastic comment, can see the way he leans down towards Sara, can feel the warmth of his hand holding hers. He can imagine all that, at least, and of course, it’s his punishment for not being here for her. He gladly accepts it.

For twenty-four hours, he doesn’t move, doesn’t sleep, hardly drinks or eats. He lies on his bunk, and breathes slow and deep. Projects for himself in minute details the picture of what’s happening in a clinic hundreds of miles away, his own little mirror of Tantalus – a cab, a plane, a bus and he could be over there.

He has no regrets.


--Comments are always welcome.
Current Mood: rushedrushed
dani101: pic#48931746hugdani101 on April 30th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
I definitely like this ending/start of something new fic a lot more than the ending of the series.:))))
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sara 2clair_de_lune on April 30th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Not fluffy or downright happy but holding hope. It was all I asked - and I'm glad if you enjoyed this take on their future. Thank you for reading and commenting :)
The depressed optimist: PB - Scylla Kisslizparker6 on June 17th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
I am really sorry that I am replying to 'MY OWN' fic sooo late hunny, really sorry.

I loved it, of course, although, I have to admit I was a tiny bit disappointed we didnt get to see them together..*wipes away a lone tear*

Still, it was a very nice little ficlet. Thank you for writing it for me. *hugs*
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sara 2clair_de_lune on June 17th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, to be honest, I had a BIG hunch (big like I knew it) that it wasn't what you had in mind. My issue is that I need logic in my non-epilogue compliant craziness :-p and according to said logic, I can't picture Sara naming her baby Michael Jr. if she knows Michael is alive when the baby is born, nor Michael wanting to if he's around. Which is why, when I mention Baby Tancredi-Scofield in post-series fics, it's always clear or strongly implied that Michael joined them later, wasn't here for the birth, and Sara (and Lincoln too) didn't know he was alive.

And no worries. I wrote it for you, but also because I begged asked for prompts, and you were kind enough to drop one ;)

Glad you still enjoyed it to some extent :)

Um. Maybe Michael Jr. should have a baby sister or baby brother? Baby sister. I very rarelly do baby!fic, but that sounds like a cute idea, right now...
The depressed optimist: HANDPUPPETS crazylizparker6 on June 17th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
*grins* Right now, as in, you might be willing to write one? *wink* With all three of them in one room? *wink wink* With a baby on the way? *wink wink wink*

Okay, enough winking, my eyes are gonna watter...anyways..expecting your reply.*wink wink wink wink wink*
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on June 17th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
It's in the realm of the possible ;) Probably mostly the two of them, just a tiny bit of Michael Jr. because I suck at writing kids, and a dash of Lincoln (perfectly brotherly Lincoln, no inappropriate touching). But at least, the two of them in the same place at the same time. And another baby on the way.
The depressed optimist: PB - Sara LOLlizparker6 on June 17th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
I suck at writing kids too, thats why I nearly always finish my fics just after they are being born.

Also, the two of them would be perfect for me, kidz tend to get in the way anyway.;)))) So just the two of them (one on the way, second somewhere safe and sounds behind the next door) is great with me...

Clair de Lune: pb - michael sara 3clair_de_lune on June 18th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Roses and Cabbages
Hopefully, it's more like what you had in mind ;)